2010 F1 testing live: 19th February

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso gets down to work on a dry track
Fernando Alonso gets down to work on a dry track

Most of the team will swap their drivers for today’s test and early indications are the weather will be kinder to them today.

Join us below to find out how the teams get on in their tenth day of testing.

Times from today’s test

Driver Car Best time Laps Difference
Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault RB6 79.299 115 0
Fernando Alonso Ferrari F10 80.115 132 0.816
Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes MP4-25 80.394 101 1.095
Nico H???lkenberg Williams-Cosworth FW32 81.432 138 2.133
Michael Schumacher Mercedes W01 81.437 79 2.138
Robert Kubica Renault R30 81.916 100 2.617
Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes VJM03 81.939 69 2.64
Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari C29 82.228 28 2.929
Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR5 82.564 120 3.265
Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth VR-01 83.504 34 4.205
Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth T127 83.521 68 4.222

Testing notes

The poor weather continues to be the main story at Jerez as the teams struggle to complete as much dry running as they can in the increasingly rare breaks between showers.

Lotus have some ground to make up today after losing a lot of time yesterday after Heikki Kovalainen crashed and a replacement from wing was not available. The team were expecting to receive one overnight.

Today’s testing line-up

McLaren MP4-25Jenson Button
Mercedes W01Michael Schumacher
Red Bull RB6Mark Webber
Ferrari F10Fernando Alonso
Williams FW32Nico H???lkenberg
BMW Sauber C29Kamui Kobayashi
Renault R30Robert Kubica
Force India VJM03Adrian Sutil
Toro Rosso STR5Jaime Alguersuari
Virgin VR-01Lucas di Grassi
Lotus T127Heikki Kovalainen

The track: Circuito de Jerez

The teams are testing at the Circuito de Jerez, formerly the home of the Spanish (1986-1990) and European Grands Prix (1994 and 1997):

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Eight of this year’s pre-season test days will take place at this circuit. Last week Lewis Hamilton set a best time of 1’19.583 at the track.

Live Tweets and times

You can find live times from the track on this site.

Here’s the latest Tweets from people at the track (plus me):

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2010 F1 testing

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